chemical peel


Definition of chemical peel 

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles that involves the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (such as alpha hydroxy acid) to the skin

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Behind the Brand: Zein Obagi, a dermatologist in Beverly Hills, specializing in pigmentation disorders and chemical peels. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Best Skin-Care Brands Created by Dermatologists, According to a Cosmetic Surgeon," 16 May 2018 The least aggressive tack for these conditions is usually a series of mild chemical peels. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "A Dermatologist's Guide to In-Office Hyperpigmentation Treatments," 9 Mar. 2018 The center also offers chemical peels, injectables, and liposuction. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now," 6 June 2018 The top five minimally invasive procedures were Botox (up 2%), soft-tissue fillers (up 3%), chemical peel (up 1%), laser hair removal (down 2%), and microdermabrasion (down 4%). Amanda Macmillan,, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries in the U.S.," 2 Mar. 2018 Some of the most common acids that are used in chemical peel treatments at FORME are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and mandelic acid. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The clinical advantage of chemical peels," 16 May 2018 Sarah cleansed my skin (this part was relaxing) and then applied a gentle chemical peel to sterilize my skin. Jillian Ruffo,, "We Tried It: The $650 'Penis Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By," 17 May 2018 Speaking of facials, clients can drop in for Colbert's famous Triad treatment, a favorite among his red carpet stars for its ability to pack microdermabrasion, laser toning, and a light chemical peel into one 45-minute transformative experience. Kate Branch, Vogue, "The Dermatologist Celebrities Have on Speed Dial Opens a Groundbreaking Wellness Space in New York," 25 Apr. 2018 For severe cases, experts say a series of three to five in-office chemical peels ($150 to $250 or more each) can improve skin. Cristina Mueller, Redbook, "Erase Your Skin Spots," 21 June 2013

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of chemical peel 

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin

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